I birthed Toadie from Neighbours and now must say goodbye

From a bogan with 50 words an episode to Erinsborough's local lawyer – Toadie's creator pays tribute to the man, the myth, the legend.

For decades now, despite my numerous protestations, a close friend of mine after imbibing a few bevvies at the pub, has enjoyed introducing me to strangers by blurting, ‘This is Liz.  She writes for Neighbours.  She invented Toadie.’ The strangers will generally raise a mildly interested eyebrow and say something to the effect of, ‘Yeah? I haven’t really watched that since Kylie and Jason were on’, but not once has anyone ever said, ‘What?’ or ‘Who is that?’

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